A global study says that the plastic accumulation near the seas of Mumbai has drastically increased over the years.
The survey was conducted on four beaches of Mumbai- Aska beach (7.9%), Versova Beach (28.8%), Juhu Beach (55.33%) and Dadar (18.6%). However, the most polluted of these beaches was the Juhu Beach with the highest quantity of micro plastic. The major marine litter is produced due to recreational and religious activities.
Due to the sea pollution increase, even the sea creatures have been facing the brunt of it and in 2018 alone, 8 marine mammals have been dead and swept to the shore, out if which there were 7 dolphins and one porpoise. The similar situation has occurred in Bandra recently while there have been 89 such cases in Mumbai since 2016. However, the post-mortem results for these dolphins are going on and the results will soon come to light.
If you are reading this article, chances are that you’re an educated and informed person. Indians have proved to the world that we are no ‘less’ than anyone. We’ve marshalled science, arts, literature, technology and several other spheres of life, but there’s one thing where we severely lack – social etiquettes.
Our houses are clean and swapped with elegance, but the surroundings are filthy and unkept. All thanks to the social negligence that Mumbai’s sea have now become the most polluted in the world.
From cigarette butts to plastic bags, from food-beverage containers to ceramics — you will find everything on a Mumbai seashore. And it’s not just Mumbai, but Kerala and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are there on the list too.
The comprehensive data research which will now be called as the Litter base has been put together by the researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Germany. They have penned a list of 1,237 scientific studies on marine litter and related subjects.